Special prosecutor should arrive on island today, Wednesday, for start of Greenaway murder trial on Thursday

The Bruce “Jungle” Greenaway murder case has been adjourned once again, but should resume on Thursday.

The case had been set to begin on Monday, March 20; but since the special prosecutor booked to try it had not yet arrived, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) sought an adjournment.

However, the presiding officer, Justice Colin Williams, denied the adjournment, empanelled an 11-member jury, and set the long-delayed matter for the following day, Tuesday, March 21.

Then, on Tuesday, the prosecution again asked the court for more time to prepare, since the special prosecutor, Valston Graham, had not yet arrived from the British Virgin Islands.

Reportedly, he is expected to be in Antigua by this afternoon, Wednesday, March 22, to start the case tomorrow, March 23, the date to which it was adjourned.

Police officer Jason Modeste and Defence Force soldiers Shakiel Thomas, Armal Warner and Aliyah Martin will stand trial for the murder of Greenaway, the father of two.

Modeste and Thomas of Swetes, Warner of Pares and Martin of Jennings are accused of killing the Falmouth man while the country was in a partial lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was last seen alive on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in their custody, after being picked up allegedly for breaking curfew.  

Greenaway’s decomposing body was found on the shoreline of Indian Creek on Easter Monday, April 13, 2020, and reportedly bore the marks of a severe beating.  A post mortem later determined that he had died as a result of strangulation.